Good News for Hearing Loss Sufferers in Worcestershire

Hearing loss campaigners have welcomed a decision by three health trusts not to restrict access to free NHS hearing aids across Worcestershire.

On 22nd November 2016 the NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Wyre Forest CCG and NHS South Worcestershire CCG announced jointly following a survey that hearing aids would remain available free of charge to all hearing loss sufferers in Worcestershire. The three CCGs had previously proposed introducing restrictions on the availability of free hearing aids in their area.

Paul Breckell, Chief Executive of hearing loss charity Action on Hearing Loss stated:-

“We are delighted with the decision made by the NHS Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS Wyre Forest CCG and NHS South Worcestershire CCG not to restrict hearing aid services in Worcestershire which have always been available for free to local people in Worcestershire from the NHS.

We appreciate that they accepted our robust clinical evidence and took into consideration the feedback that they received from patients, community groups and other key stakeholders as part of the engagement exercise, with the three CCGs concluding that significant savings could not be achieved through the cutting of hearing aid services – indeed, it is crystal clear that any policy of this nature is a false economy given the costs it will incur in the longer term….”

Hearing aids are the only effective treatment for most hearing loss. Hearing loss caused by ageing will affect most of the population during their later life. However, hearing loss can also be caused or made worse by exposure to excessive noise, particularly in the workplace.

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth’s specialist hearing loss solicitors have successfully pursued hundreds of claims for noise induced hearing loss compensation. Our clients have worked in a wide range of different noisy industries, from traditional heavy industry, such as mining and engineering, to the entertainment industry, where exposure to very loud music can cause hearing loss.

If our clients need hearing aids, they may opt to take advantage of free NHS provision. However, NHS hearing aids may not always be to the same specification as those available from private providers. In appropriate cases we can recover the cost of private hearing aids as part of a no win, no fee hearing loss claim.

What’s My Deafness Claim Worth has extensive experience in dealing with people suffering with hearing loss and tinnitus. We have a specialist team of solicitors, as well as a fully trained audiologist, who will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Our team understands that it can be a very difficult and daunting time for you and they will do their best to offer an unparalleled support network and specialist legal expertise. If you have suffered a personal injury, which was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.If you are suffering from loss of hearing, buzzing or ringing in your ears, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

If you have been affected by hearing loss or exposure to noisy working environments you should not hesitate to contact us or to try our ‘Calculate my Claim’ feature on the right hand side of this page to see what your claim may be worth. We understand that the symptoms that you are suffering from can have serious consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account any time you have had to take off work, any treatment you have had to pay for including the cost of hearing aids and any other losses that you may have incurred.

All claims are dealt with on a no win, no fee basis.

Call 0800 849 8700 to speak to a member of our specialist team of Industrial Disease lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.

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